Sunday, October 09, 2011
My friend with cancer (well, actually I have several of them right now) had a "thank you party" last night for all of the people who have been bringing meals to her house for the last three months. It was beautiful to see so many people there. People who are happy to see she is feeling better and no longer needs our meals. People who are the type of people who will volunteer for a little job like that. My friend has gained weight and looks good. I could see she has a bit of hair under her bandana, and that is good. It was a "mixed" party, there were people with glasses of wine and beer, and then there was "us," we took over the family room, it was nice to be there.
My older granddaughters came and spent the night last night. It was lovely to feed them dinner and then watch a movie. They are such dear little people who have suffered so much in their little lives. Alcoholism of parents is a terrible thing to have to deal with when you are tiny and don't understand. They will have the rest of their lives to come to grip with what they have been through. Thank God their mother is now sober - but still does not have custody.
I am going to drop them off after breakfast this morning and then come home and get ready to see my fella for the first time in a couple of weeks - he has been out of town.
I keep reminding myself "I am on vacation," but it has not sunk in yet. Maybe it won't until I get on the plane on Tuesday morning.
I am happy and I know it - I think I will clap my hands! I hope you do too!